Summer Associates

Loevy & Loevy is accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Associate program.

Loevy & Loevy accepts applications for the Summer Associate program from second-year law students, as well as from third-year law students who plan to begin clerkships following graduation. The firm accepts up to five Summer Associates each year. This is a paid position.

In addition, Loevy & Loevy accepts applications from first-year law students for unpaid Summer Associate positions.

The ideal candidate is a person who is intelligent, hard working, and passionate about civil rights and justice. Strong writing and research skills and an ability to work efficiently are essential.

Summer Associates at Loevy & Loevy enjoy the benefit of learning from experienced attorneys with whom they work closely throughout the summer. They are given meaningful, substantive legal work, and they participate in a wide range of litigation activities across all of our practice areas (to match the Summer Associate’s interest). Typical assignments include drafting briefs and motions, as well as assisting with depositions, case investigations, witness interviews, hearings, and trials.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and transcript to jobs@loevy.com.

Justice Fellows

Loevy & Loevy is accepting applications for the 2017 Justice Fellowship.

The Justice Fellowship offers new attorneys committed to civil rights and criminal justice an unparalleled opportunity to work on trial and appellate litigation at the very beginning of their careers. Our fellows will participate in all aspects of our wrongful conviction, civil rights, and whistleblower practices. In doing so, they will be trained by experienced civil rights litigators and gain litigation experience unavailable in entry-level positions elsewhere.

Loevy & Loevy will select one or two Fellows to join the firm during the fall of 2017. Fellows are expected to commit to either a one- or two-year term. Compensation is $65,000 per year with full benefits.

Fellows will be responsible for participating in Loevy & Loevy’s civil trial teams, taking depositions of defendants and third-party witnesses, writing legal briefs for federal district courts and courts of appeals, and conducting investigations and witness interviews in support of pending cases.

Loevy & Loevy is in search of candidates with exemplary credentials to serve as Fellows. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed judicial clerkships or public-interest fellowships, and to those with a keen interest in trial practice, stellar academic and publication records, and clinical experience. A demonstrated commitment to public interest law, civil rights, and criminal justice is important.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, references, and a sample of your writing to justicefellowship@loevy.com. Please tell us in your cover letter what it is about your personal background and experience that drives your interest in civil rights work. Applications will be accepted from students completing their final year of law school in 2017, from recent graduates, and from current judicial law clerks and fellows. The application deadline for the 2017 Justice Fellowship is January 31, 2017. Interview candidates will be selected on a rolling basis starting December 1, 2016.

Loevy & Loevy is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and an inclusive culture. We welcome applications from first-generation professionals. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran’s status, or national origin.

Project Attorneys

As of February 2016, Loevy & Loevy has begun accepting applications for contract Project Attorneys.

The Project Attorney position offers attorneys interested in civil rights, criminal justice, and whistleblower litigation an opportunity to accumulate and advance their litigation experience in meaningful and interesting cases.

Project Attorneys at Loevy & Loevy work hourly as independent contractors on a project-long basis. These litigation projects vary in scope, running the entire gamut of litigation-related tasks, depending on the attorney’s skill and interests. Projects offer flexibility in terms of controlling your own schedules and workplace location.

We are looking for candidates with strong credentials, as well as an ability to work both independently and collaboratively, but above all, creatively. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to public interest law, civil rights, and criminal justice.

Loevy & Loevy will continue to accept applications from potential Project Attorneys on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to projectattorneys@loevy.com. Interviews will be scheduled as appropriate. Successful applicants are placed on our Project Attorney assignment distribution list and, based on their skill and interests, are offered opportunities to choose from various hourly project postings. Compensation is commensurate with the attorney’s skill, experience level, and performance on prior projects.

Loevy & Loevy is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and an inclusive culture. We welcome applications from first-generation professionals. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran’s status, or national origin.

Project Assistants

Loevy & Loevy is a nationally recognized public interest law firm. We specialize in bringing civil rights cases against government officials who have violated the constitutional rights of citizens.Loevy & Loevy is now hiring project assistants in our Chicago office. This position is ideal for recent college graduates who are passionate about civil rights and social justice issues and for those thinking about attending law school.

Successful applicants will gain unique opportunities to work on important civil rights projects and to build research and writing skills in a collaborative and engaging workplace. On a day-to-day basis, they will support attorneys during trials and in the development of cases, performing both substantive and administrative work. In addition, these individuals are integral to Loevy & Loevy’s client intake process. Typical assignments include research, editing legal briefs and other court filings, coordinating trials in federal and state court, interacting with clients, attorneys, and government entities, managing case files, and answering telephone calls.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and undergraduate transcript to staffjobs@loevy.com. Loevy & Loevy is in search of candidates who are self-starters, who are impeccably organized, and who will enjoy working creatively in a fast-moving office. Preference will be given to candidates with writing or editing experience. Interview candidates will be selected on a rolling basis.

Compensation depends on the experience of the candidate, though prior legal experience is not necessary. Health and retirement benefits are offered. Bonuses are awarded annually for exemplary work.

Loevy & Loevy is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Loevy & Loevy strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin.

Whistleblower Protection Fellowship

Loevy & Loevy is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Whistleblower Protection Fellowship.
The Whistleblower Protection Fellowship is a collaboration between the Government Accountability Project (“GAP”), the nation’s leading organization advocating on behalf of whistleblowers, and Loevy & Loevy, one of the country’s top civil rights and whistleblowing law firms. The fellowship offers new attorneys committed to whistleblower rights an unparalleled opportunity to work on agency, trial and appellate litigation at the outset of their careers. Our fellows will participate in all aspects of whistleblower litigation and civil rights more broadly. In doing so, they will be trained by experienced litigators from GAP and Loevy & Loevy, gaining litigation experience unavailable in entry-level positions elsewhere.

Loevy & Loevy, together with GAP, will select one attorney to join the firm during the fall of 2016. Fellows are expected to commit to either a one- or two-year term. Compensation is $65,000 per year with full benefits, and opportunities for bonuses based on performance.
Fellows will be responsible for participating in civil trial teams, taking depositions of defendants and third-party witnesses, writing legal briefs and conducting investigations and witness interviews in support of pending cases. Fellows will also be responsible for teaching in a whistleblower legal clinic run by GAP and Loevy at an ABA certified law school. The position is based out of Chicago, Illinois, and includes spending time at GAP’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

We are in search of candidates with exemplary credentials to serve as Fellows. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed judicial clerkships or public-interest fellowships, and to those with an interest in trial practice, stellar academic and publication records, and clinical experience. A demonstrated commitment to public interest law, civil rights, and criminal justice is important.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, references, and a sample of your writing to fellowships@loevy.com. Please tell us in your cover letter what it is about your personal background and experience that drives your interest in whistleblower work. Applications will be accepted from recent graduates, and from current judicial law clerks and fellows. The application deadline for the 2016 Whistleblower Protection Fellowship is October 1, 2016. Interview candidates will be selected on a rolling basis starting October 15, 2016.